Midtown: Community

Notables: Dec. 24

Zerorez hosts food drive

Zerorez of Wake Forest hosted a food drive in November on behalf of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern N.C. Throughout the month, Zerorez technicians collected non-perishable food items from customers and delivered them to the food bank. The group collected 1,300 pounds of food, exceeding the goal of 1,000 pounds. For details on the Food Bank of Central & Eastern N.C., go to FoodBankCENC.org.

Rall accepted to institute

Wake Forest Urban Forestry Coordinator Jennifer Rall has been accepted to participate in the Municipal Forestry Institute in Silverton, Ore., in February.

Sponsored by the Society of Municipal Arborists, in cooperation with Arbor Day Foundation and the USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program, the MFI is an intensive, week-long education program offering attendees an opportunity to enhance their respective community tree programs.

New JC Raulston Arboretum director

Mark Weathington, a horticulturalist with over two decades of experience, has been named director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State University. A frequent and popular speaker, Weathington holds bachelor's degrees in horticulture and sociology and a master's degrees in horticulture from Virginia Tech.

Massavarapu joins clinic

Dr. Sridevi Masavarapu, a board-certified family medicine physician, recently joined Raleigh Adult Medicine. Masavarapu earned her medical degree from Andhra Medical College in India and completed her residency and internship at Central Michigan University and Synergy Medical Educational Alliance, Department of Family Medicine, in Saginaw, Michigan. She was the recipient of the Louis E. Zeile Outstanding Junior Resident Award and the Larry S. Kelly Best Outgoing Resident Award for Excellence in Patient Care.

Daniels achieves Gold Award

Victoria Daniels of Raleigh, a member of Girl Scout Troop #1725, has received the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. For her Gold Award project, DAniels created “Fancy Feet & Healthy Eats,” a program designed to provide dance education and information on healthy eating habits in her community. Daniels is the daughter of Keith and Tonya Daniels, and is a senior at Enloe High.